Physocarpus opulifolius Dart's Gold
Dart's Gold is a compact deciduous shrub noted for its attractive yellow foliage. Leaves are ovate to rounded usually 3 lobed, maple like leaves emerging bright golden yellow in spring, gradually ageing to a chartreuse / lime green by mid-summer finally turning yellow with bronze tinting in the fall. Small white five petaled flowers, usually tinged with pink bloom in dense flat, rounded, spiraea like clusters are complemented well against the colour foliage of Dart's Gold. Plants in this genus exhibits bark that peels in strips to reveal several layers of reddish to light brown inner bark hence the name 'ninebark'. This characteristic provides good winter interest. Ideal for mass planting or as specimen, shrub borders, hedging, screening or for erosion control on banks. Ultimate height and spread 4m x 4m.
Where to Plant
Plant full sun to partial shade, tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Available 2 Litre Pot Grown, 30-40cm tall, ready to plant.
Top Tip: Prune close to the ground in winter to rejuvenate. Tolerates drought, erosion, clay soil, dry soil, shallow, rocky soil types
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